CINQUE DONNE E UN ARANCINO
Le Signore di Monte Pepe
A story of female empowerment. The first adventure of the women of Monte Pepe: five fighters who, despite many challenges, succeed in crowning their dream of opening a "rosticceria" in a small Sicilian town surrounded by mountains, where they can sell the best "arancini" in the world.
And just when the five friends are starting to give up, their lives are turned upside down by the apparition of a mysterious woman who will take them on an incredible adventure in New York City.
Catena Fiorello was born in Catania, Sicily in 1966. She has always written for newspapers, TV and radio programmes. In 2006, her first novel, Picciridda, a popular success, described against the background of a family's emigration to Germany in the Sixties, the enthralling story of an eleven-year old child, Lucia, left behind in Sicily with her grandmother. The book was turned into a film (Picciridda. Con i piedi nella sabbia), directed by Paolo Licata and winner of "Globo d'oro" miglior opera prima. Among her works: Casca il mondo, casca la terra (Rizzoli, 2012), Dacci oggi il nostro pane quotidiano. Ricordi, sogni e ricette di una famiglia come tante. La mia (Rizzoli, 2013), Un padre è un padre (Rizzoli, 2014), L'amore a due passi (Giunti, 2016), and Tutte le volte che ho pianto (Giunti, 2019). She lives between Rome and Letojanni, the village in Sicily that she adores.